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Roofers

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
    • Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials.
    • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs.
    • Estimate materials and labor required to complete roofing jobs.
    • Cement or nail flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight.
    • Install partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles.
    • Cut felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces.
    • Apply plastic coatings, membranes, fiberglass, or felt over sloped roofs before applying shingles.
    • Install, repair, or replace single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.
    • Attach roofing paper to roofs in overlapping strips to form bases for other materials.
    • Cover roofs or exterior walls of structures with slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers, or other tools.
    • Waterproof or damp-proof walls, floors, roofs, foundations, or basements by painting or spraying surfaces with waterproof coatings or by attaching waterproofing membranes to surfaces.
    • Apply reflective roof coatings, such as special paints or single-ply roofing sheets, to existing roofs to reduce solar heat absorption.
    • Apply alternate layers of hot asphalt or tar and roofing paper to roofs.
    • Install vapor barriers or layers of insulation on flat roofs.
    • Cover exposed nailheads with roofing cement or caulking to prevent water leakage or rust.
    • Install solar roofing systems that have energy-collecting photovoltaic panels built into roofing membranes, shingles, or tiles.
    • Smooth rough spots to prepare surfaces for waterproofing, using hammers, chisels, or rubbing bricks.
    • Glaze top layers to make a smooth finish or embed gravel in the bitumen for rough surfaces.
    • Mop or pour hot asphalt or tar onto roof bases.
    • Install attic ventilation systems, such as turbine vents, gable or ridge vents, or conventional or solar-powered exhaust fans.
    • Install skylights on roofs to increase natural light inside structures or to reduce energy costs.
    • Spray roofs, sidings, or walls to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures, using spray guns, air compressors, or heaters.
    • Apply gravel or pebbles over top layers of roofs, using rakes or stiff-bristled brooms.
    • Attach solar panels to existing roofs, according to specifications and without damaging roofing materials or the structural integrity of buildings.
    • Punch holes in slate, tile, terra cotta, or wooden shingles, using punches and hammers.
    • Apply modular soil- and plant-containing grids over existing roof membranes to create green roofs.
    • Install layers of vegetation-based green roofs, including protective membranes, drainage, aeration, water retention and filter layers, soil substrates, irrigation materials, and plants.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 45350/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 21.8/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 5,590
    • Yearly Projected Openings 670

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Shears
    • Hip and ridge
    • Hatchets
    • Hammers
    • Blow torch

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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